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Having a little trouble manually editing my GRUB config file to boot FC5 x86 64. The installation went ok and I did not do an upgrade but a fresh install on a new partition (sda4). I did not do a GRUB update so that I could manually enter the boot information. My entry is this:
I get the error: Cannot mount selected partition (on one occassion)
File not found (on another occasion)
I feel certain that I have just entered the wrong information in GRUB. Can anyone help me with the correct GRUB entry to boot FC5 x86_64, or possibly point me in the right direction on the boot disk to find this information?
Thank you for that. You are right, such a silly mistake. I made the changes and still get "file not found", but I am sure it is because I am not refering to the kernel correctly. Do you know if "2.6.15-1" is an ample description, or should it be "2.6.15-1.x86_64"?
At the risk of stating the obvious, it should be whatever the name of the kernel image in your boot directory is (as far as I know, it needs to be exactly the same)! If you're not sure of the name, you could try booting Knoppix and reading the filename directly. Make a note of the name, then reboot and pass it to grub.
Hi and thank you for your reply. I solved the problem (with the kind help of the members of this forum) by getting the correct entry into the GRUB config file. I had heard of the chainloading method before and did briefly consider it. However, it appears that this setup must be completed BEFORE the systems are installed and I already had two flavors of Linux and WinXP installed. Also, in studying the instructions, in seems quite complicated (for a dummy like me, at least) when simply adding one (the correct one) entry into the existing GRUB file would basically achieve the same thing. It is very interesting, though, and I intend to study the instructions much more indepth and possibly attempt it in the future.